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Self-Guided Golf Club Carrier 


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Self-Guided Golf Club Carrier 

Written By: RoboCaddy 


Computer (1) 
Jigsaw (1) 
Soldering iron (1) 


Arduino Uno (1) 

IR Beacon Transceiver (1) 

Kids Electric Car (1) 

Motor Shield Kit (1) 

Scrap Material such as Plastic or 
Lumber (1) 

Pivot Wheel (1) 


This guide provides a step-by-step process for building a self-guided golf club carrier using 
an Arduino, sensors, and a kid's electric car. 

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Self-Guided Golf Club Carrier 

Step 1 — Disassembly of Kid's Electric Car: Motors 

• Take a Phillips screwdriver and remove the back purple frame. Take one screw out of the 
back of the seat to reach the motors. 

• After unhinging the seat, two motors connected to a switch can be found underneath. The 
switch controls the speed of the toy car. 

• Take apart the back axle and wheels to remove the motors from the car. 

Step 2 — Disassembly of Toy Car: Wiring 

• Open up the floor of the car to reveal the wire connecting the battery and pedal to the 

• Unscrew the hood of the car and slip the battery wire through to the backside, where the 
motors are. 

• The final disassembly should include the two motors, speed control, battery 
connector, and the go switch all connected to each other. 

• Using a jigsaw, remove the front half of the vehicle as shown in the third picture for this 

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Step 3 — Solder All Necessary Parts 

• Use the diagrams provided by the sensor manufacturer to properly place the electrical 
components on the sensor board. 

• Use the medium heat setting on the soldering gun to melt down the solder to secure the 

Step 4 — Obtain Arduino Code and Program Arduino 

• After purchasing the Arduino, 
download the free Arduino software 
to your computer from 

• Attach the Arduino to your 
computer using the USB connector 
included in the starter kit. Program 
the Arduino using the Arduino code 
found here. 

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Step 5 — Integration of Motors and Sensors with Ardiuno 

• This website provides details for 
attaching the sensors, 
microcontroller and motors. 

Step 6 — Build Remaining Carrier Structure 

• Use the back half of the kid's car 
and some scrap material (such as 
lumber or plastic if it's available) to 
create a support frame for the front 
end of the carrier. 

• Secure the material to the kid's car 
with bolts and screws and build 
outward to produce a frame. 
Bringing the front end to a point is 
suggested because it will allow for 
a single pivot wheel and it will 
provide a strong structure. 

• Attach a pivot wheel at the front 
end of your newly created 

This document was last generated on 2012-12-19 08:30:06 PM. 

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